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Talk Is Cheap by James E Gaskin

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Chapter 9. Go Wireless

People love feeling unbound, and they express that freedom when they buy telephones. People love cell phones, cordless phones, speaker phones, and tiny Bluetooth headsets that use short range radio waves to connect to the cell phone on their belt.

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Businessmen Are Nuts

Does it strike you as contradictory when a man says he loves the freedom of wireless phones while tightening his necktie? His phone should be free but his head tied down?

I focus on wireless connections, unbound communications, and coffee shop Computer-centric conversations over Wi-Fi in this chapter. Some of these wireless phones work at home and some on the road. All provide satisfaction for those who like to walk and talk.

Let me start with cordless phones for home and small business use, then wander farther afield (figuratively and literally). I’ll even tell you about the ultimate free long distance call made from 35,000 feet using Wi-Fi in a new airliner through a laptop via Skype.

Skype and SIP-Friendly Cordless Phones

I’ve already discussed the value and perhaps necessity of cordless phones with phone-centric broadband phone providers like Vonage, but the Computer-centric crowd really needs the help. Millions of cordless phones fit the plug on a broadband phone router, but only recently have some been ready to plug into a computer.

As broadband phones continue to surge in popularity, keep an eye out for new phones. The manufacturers are retro-fitting existing phones quickly, and a new world ...

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